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Spearville is a city in Ford County, Kansasmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 813 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Spearville is located at (37.848750, -99.755318) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 813 people, 295 households, and 202 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,282.9 people per square mile (498.3/km²). There were 311 housing units at an average density of 490.7/sq mi (190.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.91% White, 0.25% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.62% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $52,917. Males had a median income of $29,615 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,686. About 3.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

Spearville Wind Energy Facility

The Spearville Wind Energy Facility opened in 2006, with 67 GE Energy 1.5 MW wind turbines, for a total nameplate capacity of 100.5 MW. It was the second largest wind farm in Kansas at the time it opened, behind the Gray County Wind Farm which opened in 2001. Phase I of the Smoky Hills Wind Farmmarker edged Spearville into third place in 2008.

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